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In July, when Counter Logic Gaming signed Jack “NiceWigg” Martin, a 22-year-old up-and-coming professional Apex Legends player, his resume didn’t look spectacular. He had no competitive experience. He hadn’t played at a LAN tournament. And he used a controller.

“They took a huge risk on me,” Martin says. “I’m just a controller player on PC so people, obviously, were doubting what I can do against other PC players.”

The other top players on the Apex Legends esports scene, a battle royale game where squads of three players fight to be the last team standing, almost exclusively use a keyboard and…

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